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Am I Rushing into it?

May 21, 2015 12:49 PM

Days has been short with me travelling over 4000+ miles from home to see a pain specialist.

I've done my cortisone injection about 5 days ago now. It took away my back pain around the middle region, however, my old pain has come back which was much lower, maybe the pain was much significant mid way as time grew.

Tomorrow I'm going through with the radiofreqency neurotomy. It was advised by the specialist whom I've just met. Although it's not a big procedure, I'm worried that I haven't gotten much time to think about it. I came all this way to fix my issue though, I've been away from work for a couple of weeks now and will have to go back really soon. Staying here is not an option for me right now.

Am I rushing into it or should I just go ahead and try. Because, I'm having the procedure done on Friday and leaving this place Monday. Feels so lost.

May 21, 2015 9:27 PM

Octobot, Follow what your gut instinct says. If you're having doubt's then maybe you need more time to think about it. On the flipside, maybe your doubt's are just nerves about a new procedure. Pray about it, sleep on it, and then follow your gut in the morning. Prayers & hugs of support for you! 🙏🌼

May 22, 2015 5:07 AM

Thanks flappy. Been a few hours since I had that procedure done.

Omfg was it painful or what. I was fully sedated as I had L3/4/5 done. Waking up was ok with pretty nurses around me. 😂

But the pain...omg!! It hurts, and still hurts like crap!!! Have Panadene forte and endone For pain but is doing absolutely nothing!! Ouch ouch ouch!! /rant over 😓

May 22, 2015 10:47 AM

Octobot I'm so sorry you're hurting. Maybe it's the trauma of the procedure causing the pain. Have you tried icing the area? I got multiple trigger point injections in my pelvic floor three weeks ago, to try and help relax the muscles. It was painful while getting them but for 24 hours after it hurt even worse. I hope the pain calms down and you feel better very soon! 🙏🌼

May 22, 2015 7:49 PM

Octobot I am so sorry that you are in such pain I hope you get some relife soon and you can rest without pain. Will keep you in my prayers.

May 24, 2015 10:56 AM

Thanks guys, I think I felt the prayers touched me. Feeling slightly better but the joint of my left thigh and pelvis seems to be aching when walking, sitting and standing. Is this normal? I have to leave for home and won't be back to see the specialist anytime soon.

May 24, 2015 12:38 PM

Octobot it will probably take a few days for any swelling to go down, maybe you can ice the injection sites. To help it go down faster. Hoping that you get some relief soon. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

May 24, 2015 11:32 PM

I get that procedure done in my neck. It has many names, though I'm pretty sure it's the same thing: radio frequency ablation, medial branch block, etc...

When I first started getting it done, I was very sore for awhile after. I figured it was my body "re-arranging" itself. My muscles had been shoring up my neck, and suddenly, they didn't need to. At first, I was sore for awhile. When it's done regularly, the soreness goes away pretty quickly.

Jun 01, 2015 8:30 AM

Still recovering from it right now. Many thanks for prayers, I think it worked but getting burning pain at the left side now still. Maybe it was all the travelling around I had to do. 4 hr flights x2 and many hours of walking.

Jun 01, 2015 9:05 AM

Octobot I'm glad you're not still in excruciating pain. You're likely right on the travel causing some. Riding in my car just one hour causes more pain. I don't know if if is from the bumpy roads or from sitting to long, or both, but I dread any ride over 2 hours. Keeping you in my prayers. 🙏🌼

Jun 03, 2015 4:48 AM

Octobot, I am glad you are getting some relief. I hope you continue to get more as time goes on.

Jun 03, 2015 12:30 PM

Thanks. It's being quite unusual to feel less pain I have to admit. Being quite nice. Slowly I hope the pain level drops even more and to 0 would be hell awesome.

But I know all this procedure will wear out over time.

Jun 05, 2015 1:59 PM

Octobot, is medical marijuana legal where you live?? They are working on getting things set in motion here in NY and it is still going to take about another year and a half. I don't even know if it will work. I am 50 years old and I haven't used pot in over 30 years. It used to be fun and then it wasn't but if it helps with my pain, I am willing to give it a try when they finish making it legal and I can get it through a doctor. I would not try it before that because when they do urine tests at pain management I will get kicked out. I can't afford to have my meds taken away from me.

Jun 05, 2015 8:07 PM

I'm in Australia, might be technically legal however, like you, don't wanna get busted for something I don't do at all.

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